Chronic Back Pain Specialist Humboldt TN

Basically we broke new ground in investigating a method that a lot of people have been using for thousands of years to see if it works for an average person with chronic back pain.

Jacob Asher Aelion, MD
(731) 664-0002
731 N Parkway Ste 400
Jackson, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Tel Aviv Univ, Sackler Fac Of Med, Tel Aviv, Israel
Graduation Year: 1978
Hospital
Hospital: University Of Tennessee Bowld, Memphis, Tn
Group Practice: Ut Medical Group Univ Physicians Foundation

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Aubrey Trevelin Sprabery, MD
(901) 747-0307
540 Trinity Creek Cv
Cordova, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1987

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Andrew James Head, MD
Memphis, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Cincinnati Coll Of Med, Cincinnati Oh 45267
Graduation Year: 1998
Hospital
Hospital: Christ Hosp, Cincinnati, Oh

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Jeffrey Haas, DO
(423) 586-4336
3255 Bay View Way
Morristown, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of New England, Coll Of Osteo Med, Biddeford Me 04005
Graduation Year: 1991

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Aqueel Mohamed Kouser, MD
420 W Morris Blvd Ste 400C
Morristown, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1991

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Satish Odhav, MD
(731) 664-0002
371 N Parkway Ste 400
Jackson, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of The Witwatersrand, Med Sch, Johannesburg, So Africa
Graduation Year: 1986

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Richard Wayne Brackett, MD
(423) 495-2784
605 Glenwood Dr Ste 100
Chattanooga, TN
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Rheumatology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tn, Memphis, Coll Of Med, Memphis Tn 38163
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Erlanger Med Ctr, Chattanooga, Tn; Memorial Hospital, Chattanooga, Tn
Group Practice: Arthritis Associates

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Victor Byrd
(615) 284-2224
222 22nd Ave N
Nashville, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Harry B Blumenfeld
(901) 761-2100
6005 Park Ave
Memphis, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Charles R Arkin
(901) 309-5000
540 Trinity Creek Cv
Cordova, TN
Specialty
Rheumatology

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Chronic Back Pain

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Pain and anger seem to go hand in hand. Clinical research has shown that chronic low-back pain sufferers tend to have high levels of anger and that anger exacerbates the experience of pain. Now an innovative pilot study shows that loving-kindness meditation—a Buddhist technique for fostering love and transforming anger into compassion—can help reverse the cycle.

“Basically we broke new ground in investigating a method that a lot of people have been using for thousands of years to see if it works for an average person with chronic back pain,” says Jim Carson, PhD, of the Duke University Medical Center and the study’s lead author.

The study tested an eight-week loving-kindness program for chronic low-back pain patients, who were randomly assigned to conventional care or the meditation intervention. The patients who used loving-kindness techniques showed significant improvements in their pain and psychological distress levels that correlated to the time spent practicing the meditation on any given day.

“I was somewhat surprised by how people, once they started using the methods, reported changes in their life and relationships,” Carson says. Who knows, showing a little bit of kindness and compassion may be the ultimate form of pain relief.

Elizabeth Marglin

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